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  1. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    13 May '10 19:28
    Coming this fall. When is fall?

    I'm excited.
  2. Standard member Marcusr
    Bat Chain Puller
    13 May '10 21:37
    http://pitchfork.com/news/38743-reformed-swans-announce-tour/

    US, Canada and one gig in the UK announced thus far. That's my ticket to Supersonic booked then...
  3. 13 May '10 22:49
    Looking forward to the new album.
  4. 13 May '10 22:57
    Originally posted by Marcusr
    http://pitchfork.com/news/38743-reformed-swans-announce-tour/

    US, Canada and one gig in the UK announced thus far. That's my ticket to Supersonic booked then...
    At Lee's. My favourite venue...
  5. Subscriber FreakyKBH
    Acquired Taste...
    13 May '10 22:59
    Originally posted by darvlay
    At Lee's. My favourite venue...
    Here's one of my favorite Swans stuff:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiQsv3Q5P8Y
  6. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    14 May '10 07:30
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Looking forward to the new album.
    "As I mentioned in a previous newsletter, there was a point a few years ago during a particular show when I was on tour with Angels Of Light, with Akron/Family serving as the backing band. It was during the song The Provider. Seth’s guitar was sustaining one open chord (very loudly), rising to a peak, then crashing down again in a rhythm that could have been the equivalent of a deep and soulful act of copulation. The whole band swayed with this arc. Really was like riding waves of sound. I thought right then, “You know, Michael, Swans wasn’t so bad after all...” . Ha ha! It brought back – in a flood – memories, or maybe not memories, more a tangible re-emersion in the sensation of Swans music rushing through my body in waves, lifting me up towards what, I can only assume, will be my only experience of heaven. It’s difficult – and probably pointless – to try to describe this experience. It’s ecstatic, I suppose – a force of simultaneous self negation and rebirth. Really, I probably only experienced this a handful of times to such an extreme extent during the entire 15 year history of Swans. All the elements have to align perfectly, and you can’t force it, though you might constantly strive for it. I don’t mean to be too lofty here, but it’s a fact. I’m talking about my own experience of the music (though I’d hope people in the audiences along the way might have experienced a similar episode). When I ask myself if I believe in God, I start to say NO, but then I remember that sensation, and I’m not so sure. So I want more of that, before my body breaks down to such an extent that it won’t be possible any more. So I’m doing it."
    http://younggodrecords.com/Releases/Detail.asp?C=2326
  7. 14 May '10 07:51
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    Here's one of my favorite Swans stuff:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiQsv3Q5P8Y
    Hah, you'd almost think Cobain watched this when thinking of an image.

    Speaking of "mistakes", why does Gira dislike "The Burning World" so much? It may not be their best in the catalog, but it's a fine album in my view.